Taking care of our skin helps in keeping it smooth, supple, and free from signs of aging. Most of us tend to use skin care products to maintain our skin but sometimes, the chemicals that are used in these beauty products can lead to more damage in the long run. If you really want to transform your skin from dull to glowing, it is always a good idea to look at Asian ingredients which are known to improve one’s skin condition.
If you are wondering what these ingredients are, look at our list below.
Snail mucin. If you’ve been following Asian beauty trends, you’ve probably come across famous individuals slathering snail mucin on their skin. Your first thought would be of surprise but studies show that this actually helps with collagen production and can even repair acne scarring as well as signs of aging. This is because snail mucin contains high amounts of antioxidants as well as hyaluronic acid which is great for moisturizing your skin.
Drink tea. Herbs are known for their amazing health benefits and it appears that drinking them in tea form can contribute to having beautiful, flawless skin. It’s true that there are different types of tea out there that are already pre-packaged for your consumption but if you want to get the most out of these herbal teas, look for quality dried herbs such as in Chinese stores. If you are just a beginner in herbal teas, go for Goji tea. Just soak the berries in a cup of hot water along with your choice of herbal tea and allow to steep. Remove the berries and eat them if you like while drinking tea for your skin.
Korean ginseng. Another Asian ingredient that benefits the skin is the Korean ginseng. This is because it is packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are important in boosting the skin’s overall health. Tea drinkers swear by the effects of ginseng not only to their skin but to their memory as well as their stamina. With regards to its effects on the skin, Korean ginseng helps improve blood flow, regeneration, as well as toning of your skin.
Mung beans. The Chinese are regular users of DIY face masks and most of the time, they use mung beans as their ingredient. What they do is to mash the mung beans to create a paste to help reduce the puffiness and treating acne breakouts. You can always use powdered mung beans if you don’t want the texture of mung beans on your face. Combine it with some yogurt mix and you’re all set.
Matcha green tea. A lot of people are hooked to drinking matcha green tea but did you know that it has some amazing benefits to your skin especially when you apply it topically? Compared to goji berries and even dark chocolate, matcha has more antioxidants that your skin will love. Applying it topically means that your skin will be able to absorb the nutrients and when you rinse after, your skin will get a gentle exfoliation too. Now that is a win-win solution for your skin.
Turmeric. Turmeric may be a staple in your kitchen and when you want that extra kick to your meals but it is also a useful ingredient when it comes to combatting signs of aging. Just mix a tablespoon of almond milk with one teaspoon each of turmeric powder and honey and apply on your face. You can add more honey or yogurt to the mix if you want to thicken the paste.